Police Officer Recruit

Agency: Tucson Police Department

Location: Tucson AZ

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

 

Salary Range: $47,132 - $63,897 Annually 
~ Starting salary: $47,132 annually~


You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, and it will not be available after the closing date. 

AS THE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE FOR SOUTHERN ARIZONA, WE OFFER Excellent BenefitsRetirement Plan and AN OUTSTANDING WORKING ENVIRONMENT! 

Employees in these classifications earn 104 hours of sick leave and 104 hours of vacation leave annually. Vacation accrual rates increase with seniority. Sick Leave balances are unlimited and Vacation balances have a cap of 288 hours. 

THE TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS SELECTED BY THE MILITARY TIMES AS A TOP AGENCY IN THEIR "BEST FOR VETS" 2014 LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS REVIEW. 
Military Times evaluated law enforcement agencies on factors including their efforts to recruit veterans, veteran preference points during hiring, total numbers of veterans on the department, the generosity of pay and benefits provided to deployed reservists, among other factors. The Tucson Police Department, along with only six other agencies, was recognized as a "Top Finisher" among the 19 departments profiled by Military Times. The Tucson Police Department is proud that nearly 31% of our members are veterans. 

 

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The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is looking for motivated and dedicated individuals willing to join our team. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from this list is October 2017, and this date may be adjusted if necessary. 

Being a police officer is a job that involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires uncompromising integrity. As a Tucson Police Officer you will be protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances - and this involves an element of personal danger. An officer must be able to act without direct supervision, be able to exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies, and accept work assignments of rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. 

Our most successful candidates are those who have prepared both physically and academically for this demanding type of duty. 


WHAT IT TAKES 
It will take high ethical standards, integrity, leadership, courage, and a team effort to become a City of Tucson Police Officer. This career demands individuals to be mature and have personal responsibility that is in line with TPD's values and code of ethics. The following minimum requirements are required: